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Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019

7:00 PM

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Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Claire Lombardo will read from The Most Fun We Ever Had, a multi-generational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple match wits, harbor grudges, and recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built. "Everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep: the humor, the wisdom, the pathos. Claire Lombardo writes like she's been doing it for a hundred years, and like she's been alive for a tho...

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate Lila Savage will read from her new novel, Say Say Say. "An emotional masterpiece . . . Bryn, a retired carpenter, hires Ella, an artist in her late 20s, to take care of his wife. In their house, Ella witnesses a level of love and passion she's been bereft of in her day-to-day life. Say Say Say is a heartbreaking book [told in] bracingly honest, unflinching prose . . . it meditates on empathy and finding human connection even in the worst of circumstances." --Liz M...

Sep 24, 2019

Sep 24, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate Domenica Martinello will read from All Day I Dream About Sirens.  "Steering a pirated flagship through the grottos of nightmare, Domenica Martinello ferries us dangerously close to the cliffs in her mermaid-spotting boat tour, All Day I Dream About Sirens. Offering much more than sight-seeing, these poems dare us to really hear the furious, lascivious lyricism of the sirens, and though Martinello's poems ripple softly over the surface, beware the deadly riptide and...

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate and co-founder of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio Cara Wall will read from and talk about her new novel, The Dearly Beloved.  "God and literary fiction don't always get along; perhaps that's why Cara Wall's The Dearly Beloved, a thoughtful debut that follows the lives of two ministers and their wives, feels so galvanizing. Its four characters get equal voice--Charles, son of a rigid academic; Lily, orphaned as a child; James, born into family hardship; Nan, a well-a...

Oct 5, 2019

Oct 5, 2019

1:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop Graduate Novuyo Rosa Tshuma will read from her new novel, House of Stone. “With luminous language, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma explores the treacherous terrain of colonization and decolonization, remembering and forgetting, and love and betrayal. The result is a gripping account of revolution and its aftermath, both for a country and for one man.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen Novuyo's work has been featured in McSweeney’s and The Displaced, and she is the author of a debut collection, Shadow...

Oct 5, 2019

4:00 PM

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Iowa Writers' Workshop Program Administrator, Connie Brothers’ Retirement Celebration will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at  4:00 p.m. in Macbride Hall Auditorium Speakers for the event will be Marilynne Robinson, Francine Prose, Chris Adrian and Jim Galvin We are pleased to extend this invitation to all members of the university and greater Iowa City communities!

Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM

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Nonfiction program visiting faculty, fiction reading, Machine

Oct 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, Cosmology of Monsters

Nov 9, 2019

Nov 9, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alumnus fiction reading. (Event time is actually TBA, might not be 7pm)